Mister Universo

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    Mister Universo

    Directed by

    • Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel

    Austria, Italy

    2016

    90 min

    • Italian

    Docufiction

    Toronto IFF - Contemporary World Cinema

    Tairo, a young lion-tamer, is unhappy. Losing his lucky charm gives him a reason to set off for a journey across Italy in search of Arthur Robin, a former Mister Universe, who gave him the charm a long time ago.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Mention (International Competition) - FF Locarno
    • The ExtraVALUE Film Award - Viennale
    • Special Mention - L'Europe autour de l'Europe
    • FIPRESCI Prize - Locarno Festival

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Tairo Caroli
    Wendy Weber
    Arthur Robin
    Lilly Robin
    Screenplay
    Tizza Covi
    Cinematography
    Rainer Frimmel
    Editing
    Tizza Covi
    Production
    VENTO FILM
    Festival Bookings
    AUSTRIAN FILMS
    Sales
    BE FOR FILMS

    Press

    The Austrian-Italian duo’s airy docu-narrative approach once more yields wry, humane rewards.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Mister Universo is a very successful example of a cross-contamination between fiction and documentary.

    Giovanni Melogli, Cineuropa

    Covi and Frimmel’s work acts like a force of nature, showing what remains when the luck and the muscle have run out.

    Jay Kuehner, Cinema Scope